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Center for Governmental Studies to Host National Homeownership Summit: National Leaders Gather to Discuss Housing Issues

Nov. 11, 1999 -- The Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA), in partnership with the University of Virginia's Center for Governmental Studies, will hold a two-day National Homeownership Summit on "Developing a Public/Private Agenda to Increase Homeownership."

The Summit will take place at UVA's Rotunda in Charlottesville, VA on Thursday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 12. The event will feature dialogue among the nation's housing leaders who represent government, academia, business and community groups. Due to limited seating, this event is not open to the public. However, members of the media are invited to cover the invitation-only sessions:

Opening Session, featuring remarks by MBA President Christopher J. Sumner and Larry Sabato, Director of UVA's Center for Governmental Studies; Luncheon Keynote Address, featuring James Johnson, former Chairman of Fannie Mae; Dinner Keynote Address, featuring Rep. Rick Lazio (R-NY); and Friday's sessions, including closing remarks by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Andrew Cuomo.

MBA's Research and Education Trust Fund has provided a three-year, $103,500 grant to the University of Virginia in support of research on housing finance related issues. The Trust Fund is also funding the National Homeownership Summit.

To reserve a seat, please call (804) 243-8468.

Contact: Alex Theodoridis, (804) 243-8468

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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